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    September 16, 2010
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was happy for the help. as lesli said just a moment ago. the neighbors are devastated to say what happened in baltimore is completely out of character. >> he was a wonderful son. as far as i could see, he was always there for her. if she had to go in the ambulance, he rode with her. he never left her side. and i told her, when i seen him walking her out, that she had a great son. you don't find so many sons like that and this is just hard to believe. it's really hard. >> he had called about two months ago and wanted to know if i knew an address that would come because she wasn't able to get out and he wanted somebody to come to the house. >> he was a gentle person. he tried to take care of her. he didn't really try to be a mean person at all, at least from what i saw from him. he was a gentle soul. >> reporter: a gentle soul that
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would call neighbors to ask could we get a hairdresser come in and help my mom look pretty. and a neighbor that would say i saw your tree needs cutting and let me get rid of it out in the country because my mom wants a ride to the country. but for what happened in baltimore, andrea mccarran has been taped it all day and joins us live with the details. >> reporter: what a tough story. paul warren partis was apparently distraught over his mother's postoperative care. the wounded doctor, an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon, david b. cohen underwent surgery and is expected to survive. moments after a doctor briefed partis about his mother's condition, he opened fire. >> removed a small semi- automatic handgun from his
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waist area, waistband area, and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor in the lower chest, upper abdomen. >> reporter: as s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the building, the hospital went into lockdown. >> i'm about to leave and i was leaving they said get back. >> my boss came running in to tell me exactly basically to stay put where i'm at, because there is a guy running around with a gun and we don't know what he's going to do. >> reporter: some hospital staffers say partis was angry that his mother's spinal surgery allegedly left her paralyzed. >> a lot of people were scared because they didn't know where the guy would go shooting next. >> reporter: dominique jones' sister was working inside. he learned about it when she posted it on facebook. >> you don't know where the guy would go next. if he was shooting anybody that he sees walking. so it's a scary moment. >> reporter: johns hopkins administrators decided to look into security after the virginia tech shooting.
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>> 80 doors, 80,000 visitors a week, it's difficult to secure any enterprise with all of those doorways. >> reporter: there are no magnetometers at this hospital or at most nationwide. after the gunfire, johns hopkins alerted employees via text messages telling them what happened and what they should do. that was followed by a round of e-mails to hospital workers. another security note, all hospital staff members have i.d. badges and all 80,000 visitors are given wristbands. reporting live from baltimore, andrea mccarran, 9 news now. >> andrea, thank you. and stay with 9 news now for the latest on the hospital shooting investigation. now to another story that is also rooted in baltimore. paul brian palmer has been captured. we brought this story to you first last week. palmer apparently got away from baltimore police. they thought he might have gone to montgomery county. he and his pregnant girlfriend were captured this week in
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washington state. palmer was charged with attempted murder for a stabbing back in august but now he faces even more charges. you can imagine adding two hours to your commute? well some studies predict that could happen to people who drive i-395 next year when a new defense building opens. and that traffic nightmare at the center of a town meeting tonight. peggy fox is at hammond middle school to tell us. two hours, you feel for people who might have to endure that. >> reporter: exactly. and at rush hour. and for the first time, the department of defense, three top officials will be here tonight to answer questions from the community about the controversial new building going up along i-395. it's controversial because it will hold more than 6,000 employees and it was built nowhere near a metro station. every day i-395 handles 191,000
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cars. most jamming lanes to get to and from work. come next year at this time, thousands more are expected to make matters worse for everybody out here. >> what am i to do? >> reporter: most people who work out on seminary road aren't happy about the 6400 employees coming to the new defense building, the marc center. and congressman jim moran wants something done. >> we have impending chaos here. the military never should have located a building on 395 and seminary road without adequate infrastructure. >> reporter: not everybody is upset. the nearby hotel and restaurants are happy to serve more people. >> so are you going to welcome your new neighbors. >> no problem. i'm sure they're going to fill certain empty seats in our restaurant. >> reporter: but the influx of cars is also expected to clog seminary road and surrounding streets. representative moran has a bill to prevent the army from building more than 1,000
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parking spaces at the site to force the army to supply shuttle buses. but defense analyst frank monkey isn't sure about it. >> where does the shuttle come from? they come from all over. if they come here to get the shuttle, they are already here. >> reporter: now v-dot has recommended a direct-access ramp from the h.o.v. lanes coming from the south because that is where a majority of employees are coming from. but now the army eliminated that plan because of opposition from the community of building through a botanical garden area. so tonight they will hear what the community has to say, we'll hear what the department of defense has to say and see if they have any other solutions. the meeting starts at 7:30. i'm peggy fox, in alexandria, back to you. d.c. attorney general peter nichols said he will resign. he will stick around to make sure that the transition to gray's administration is smooth and that it benefits the city.
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but then he said he will leave at the end of the year. vincent gray made it clear in recent days that he had planned to replace nichols as d.c.'s attorney general. coming up on 9 news now ... >> chunks of brick is all that is left of this wall after an suv collided into it, killing all three men inside. details coming up. but first, it is a story you don't want to hear. we may be losing more jobs in the area. and topper has your forecast. yes, rain showers, so be careful coming home. we'll take you out with live doppler. nothing heavy or severe. we'll come back and talk about the weekend and all-important redskin forecast.
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taking a look at some neighborhood news. rockville police arrested a man
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for stealing credit cards and 48-year-old troy valentine was sentenced yesterday. investigators say he took those cards from a gold's gym on randolph road. for more stories from where you live, go to wusa9.com and find your community in the where you live section and keep up with what is happening in your neighborhood. got a story or news tip? we want to hear from you. be a part of our team. contact us at wusa9.com. fedex, the world's second largest courier service, said it will cut 1700 full time workers and close about 100 facilities. the recession is hitting them hard. we called the company's corporate offices. they have about 500 locations in the d.c. area. but they would not tell us if any local employees are effected. a change of plans at the great fredericks fair. the star act has canceled. the fair's general manager said merle haggard will not hold his saturday concert in frederick and canceled the rest of his september tour due to illness.
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a country music website quotes the country music legend of saying he recently had a case of walking pneumonia. pastor jerry jones is at it again and this time taking aim at american churches. we'll get to that. but first here is a preview of tonight's cbs evening news. front and center of one of the most dramatic political races. can the former ceo of the wwe take down a state's attorney general. the fight for the connecticut senate seat tonight only on the cbs evening news. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill.
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come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. a split-second decision by a firefighter probably saved his life and his partner's life. this firefighter sworned to avoid -- swerved to avoid a head-on collision with an suv but the three men in the suv lost their lives. delia gonsalves is live in district heights where the deadly crash happened.
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delia, i understand that suv was going pretty fast. do we know how fast? >> reporter: police are still trying to determine that. marlboro pike is a very busy road and cars right now at rush hour are going by pretty fast. that's why i'm wearing this safety vest. but firefighters do tell us that according to the dash cam video, the vehicle was traveling at quote, excessive speed. we're told the driver never hit the brakes. only coming to a stop when he crashed into this bic wall, taking down this white fence. and look at this pole. the vehicle slammed into this pole and then it flipped over. take a look at this video. it is pretty dramatic. the driver of the suv, 30-year- old emanuel jones was half a mile from home. his cousin and ray watley and friend tony burney were also in the car. police say the suv crossed a double yellow line heading straight toward the ambulance, which had its lights and siren on.
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>> we respond on an emergency basis to about 130,000 calls per year for our department. we're one of the busiest combination fire and ems departments in the country and we log a lot of road miles on orients and -- and our drivers need to drive defensively and safely. >> reporter: and we're told the district heights station, which is just a couple of blocks away, is the busiest station in the county. the firefighters we're told is a 22 and 27-year-old are recovering at home. they are sore from today's crash. firefighters say they are very proud of them and will offer counseling when they do return to work. we're live in district heights, delia gonsalves, 9 news now. now to some suspected armed robberies caught on tape. but apparently this led to the arrest for an attack near the university of maryland. police hope this video of the suspected robbers trying to use credit cards in college park robberies might lead to even
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more arrests. this is the first major development in this series of off-campus armed robberies that continue to escalate and all of this happening as students flock back to school for the fall semester. >> it is a sense of relief that thieves are getting caught and the police are doing their job so that makes the whole campus seem safer. >> i just hope it doesn't happen to me. that's all i can say. >> reporter: 19 19-year-o ld chernor jah has been arrested. patranya, how are things out at the evening rush? >> take a look at the beltway maps. right now in the red, everybody going way below speed. the rain playing a part here. 495 at river road where you can see it is a crawl. everybody has their headlights on. and tapping on the brakes. an hour from this spot to 395 and other side of the beltway from lanover to 270, more than an hour at this point. no accidents throughout the beltway and in and around the
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metro area so that's good news. let's try to keep it that way. back to you lesli. that pastor at the center of the koran burning controversy is back in the news. and terry jones said he will not apologize for the international burn a koran day event he had planned. he made a statement outside of his church in gainesville, florida, and he plans to reveal the destructive nature of radicalize lamb and the sad condition of the church. we have broken no laws, we have not even burned a koran. but still violence erupted around the world. this is the face of radical islam. the church in america and worldwide, they have lost their guts to stand up for what is
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right. >> jones' planned to burn copy of koran. in afghanistan demonstrators burned hundreds of american flags and images of jones. let's talk about the weather. it started out warm. got a little rainy. >> got to 92 today at national. and right now we have temperatures back in the 60s and 70s because of the showers. but we need them. quite frankly, we need a soaking rain. here is your forecast first. the next three days, we have a fantastic finish to the week. a great friday night for high school football. last year and the year before, every time we got the high school football season it rained. different story this year. low 80s on saturday and low 80s on sunday and yes, we do have some clouds coming in and maybe a shower late in the game. so here is your redskin forecast, mostly cloudy and warm. that won't change. light shower possible. 75 to 82 will be your temperature span during the game. that includes the tailgating to the end of the game. we'll break down tomorrow. sunshine and 70 to start.
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so much milder start. becoming mostly sunny during the morning. mostly sunny by afternoon. near 80, so you need sunglasses. and then low 80s by evening as you head home. a dry commute on the way home tomorrow. national is down to 74 after a high of 92 around 1:00. 75 at andrews. 66 in gaithersburg. all of these are rain-cooled temperatures. 70 out in manassas. now for tonight, showers and maybe a thunderstorm. mostly cloudy and still comfortable. low temperatures in the 60s. winds will turn west northwest at 10 after the front goes through. let me show you live doppler. you can access this on the website at wusa9.com. and 9.2 is always on the air and app on the iphone. light to moderate rain covers everybody from fredericksberg toward baltimore and heavier in hagerstown. but nothing super heavy. ashburn and seneca has showered. up 270, wheaton has showered and new hampshire and
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connecticut avenue and university boulevard and showers on east-west highway. take it easy. and remember, if your windshield wipers are on, your lights have to be on. temperatures tomorrow morning, 60s and 70s, partly cloudy and mild. temperatures comfortable and winds northwest at 10. by the afternoon, mostly sunny and warm. low 80s. winds northwest at 10. air quality code green tomorrow. after tomorrow we'll stop with the air quality because it will stay green until next summer. igor a monster. category three. going through bermuda as a category two which means wind could be 110 to 115 and if that's the case, you can't see the islands but it will go west of the islands. that's the worst case scenario and the critical time is sunday. and much like danielle, we'll have big swells on the eastern seaboard over the weekend. next seven days, low 80s on friday, saturday and sunday. clouds late sunday but not a big deal.
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maybe a sprinkle. watch the game here in hd at 4:00. and near 80 on monday. mid-80s on tuesday. i know fall officially arrives on wednesday night but it will be in the upper 80s both wednesday and thursday of next week. >> we'll take a quick break. on the other side, brett is -- brett is coming back with sports. think about the internet. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will guide the internet into the future...
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the houston texans were just born in 2002 and as you might expect with a franchise that young, mostly they've stunk. but they don't stink any more. they had a first winning season last year. they crushed peyton manning and the colts last week and as dave owens tells us, the redskins could be in for a big surprise. >> reporter: stopping houston just got more difficult. the aerial attack featuring matt schaub and and ray johnson is well documented but now the texans have added foster who chewed up indianapolis last
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week with 231 yards rushing. >> one thing about him, he doesn't play around of the he sees the hole and he exploit it's and hits it. >> and i think indy thought they would collect the football and it caught them off balance. >> reporter: h hayneswor th is listed as questionable due to a sprained ankle. the rest of the d wanted to continue a trend that began in the preseason, taking the ball away from the opponent. >> if you can get a lot of turnovers and don't give up points, that's a heck of a defense. >> wrapping up the ball and stripping at the ball. >> reporter: all of that is working. redskins have created 11 turnovers counting the preseason. just to put that in perspective, all of last year they got 17. dead last in the nfl. at redskins park, dave owens, 9 news now. >> dave, thank you. today was clinton portis' first chance to speak since his foot in mouth incident regarding the women in the locker room on monday. but he kept the pie hole taped shut today. it was albert haynesworth
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applying that tape and clinton held up four different signs, no comment, god bless you. thanks for coming and have a good day. and we will. you can see the skins and texans right here on 9 news now at 4:15, preceded by the ravens and bengals who kick off at 1:00. we are to tell you, according to nfl rules we cannot leave the ravens game until it is over. which means is the ravens runs long, we could miss the start of the redskins game. again, it is not our call and we can't help that. and tonight's campus course pondent -- correspondent feature clip comes from calvert county. here is quarterback jared adams throwing the 35-yard bomb to jordan yates. that set up the score as the hurricanes beat northern high 25-6. and if you would like to become a campus correspondent and a chance for a scholarship, go to wusa9.com and click on
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high school sports.net to apply. the last time we saw the washington capital it's was april 28th and they've just become the victims of the one of the stunning playoffs. losing in the first round to the 8th seeded canadiens. they've been waiting five months to make amends. ovechkin and company had their first team skate. first team training starting on saturday. and the boys were beside themselves. >> it was a hard experience, but life moves on and we just have to work like last year. >> summer was miserable. all around, it was grumpy all summer and sour on the way things ended and the only way to get over that is to come back to camp and be excited and ready to start the here. >> here-here. and nigel morgan got some justice today. his seven game suspension
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forints appropriate banter with fans in philly, thrown out by the league office. but his eight game suspension for starting that brawl against the marlins was upheld. and tonight did you see derek jeter get hit by this pitch. he's jumping around holding his wrist in pain. but look at it again. it didn't hit his wrist. >> it hit the number of the bat. and the rays knew it. jeter was totally full of bologna. >> jeter? >> is jeter a cheater or do you think that's gamesmanship and you should be allowed to do that. >> tremendous actor. i have to say. >> i wouldn't tell my kids to do that. but that's part of baseball. he has to win. >> you have to do what you have to do. that's it for us on 9 news now at 6:00, the cbs evening news with katie couric is next. have a good night. of americans lose their h